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Welcome to the Moore Missions blog. 

This is a student run blog documenting what all our teams got up to on their missions! We want you to enjoy their stories and we’d love it if you could leave us a comment.

See our latest team updates for 2019 below!

Day 2 / SRE and What Jesus Says About Slavery

­­Monday! The day started off slow with the team taking the opportunity to prepare themselves for the rest of the week. After lunch there was the  chance to do some door knocking with Nathan the senior minister and some church volunteers. They went with members of the...

Day 2 / First Classes

Featured Image: The BBQ’s before the rush hit Today was our second day of mission, and our first into the swing of things at Shore school, as classes started back for the week. The Moore team started off at 7am on a cold and rainy morning with a BBQ cook-up of egg and...

Day 2 – Anglicare Afternoon

The team had a chance this morning to walk around the local area, visiting the Miller shops and the Anglicare store. Some of the team had a chance to do some volunteer work at the Anglicare shopfront. We also hosted the Anglicare family support, social and wellness...

Day 1 – 2 / Malibongwe

Malibongwe By Becki Philip The commencement of our trip has resulted in varying levels of stress and sleep for each member of the team. Turns out some of us are pretty good at sleeping on long haul flights, and some of us aren’t. We touched down in Joburg, regrouped,...

Day 2 / Planning Day

Featured Image: Half the team planning for kids ministry programsAfter a busy first day attending four congregations today was our team planning day! The day was spent learning more about St David’s Forestville, planning for the rest of mission and praying for God’s...

Day 2 / JBC and the Apartheid Museum

Prayer points:Pray for continued recovery from jetlag, and that the team would get good rest.Pray for the preparation of material to be presented on Tuesday and Wednesday at JBC.Pray for the church in Africa (and particularly in South Africa), that God would put a...

Day 2 / Campus Evangelism

Having enjoyed the generous hospitality of our billets and families, the team safely navigated the crowded but super convenient MTR public transport system to the church. We started our day with a team meeting, then had the privilege of joining the St Andrew’s weekly...

Day 1 / Door Knocking

College Mission kicks off in Penrith with three Sunday services and some door knocking in the local communities. Please pray for our Monday as we engage in orientation and training.  

Day 1 / God’s Mission

Sadleir mission kicked off with a big Sunday where the team attended all four services. Third year student Jireh helped us to frame the mission by preaching from John 20:19-23, reminding us that this week is not about Moore College’s mission or St Mark’s Sadleir’s...

Day 1 / Newman Anglican Part 2

Team North West Australia were the first to hit the road, heading out on Friday morning Sydney time and touching down in our respective locations, Geraldton and Newman, on Friday evening Perth time, #MooreWestThanPenrith.The Newman crew arrived to the threat of...

Day 1 / Sunday Sermon

Super Sunday – beginning Moore Mission in Forestville with a bang! We began our Mission Week at Forestville with an intense but fantastic Sunday. The four services ranged from a peaceful and pensive 8am Holy Communion service, to a high-energy 6:45pm service. In...

Day 1 / Grace and Love Demonstrated

After the long drive up on Saturday from Sydney the team officially started their week of mission by visiting the Sunday services and events at Camden Haven Anglican church. (Camden haven is about 5 hours north of Sydney and around 30 minutes south of Port Macquarie)....

Day 1 / A cracking Sabbath in sunny South Tamworth!

It was another hot day in Tamworth, clocking in at 37.7 degrees Celsius. Fortunately, we spent much of our time indoors, attending all four services at St Peter’s South Tamworth. We kicked off with the 8am service with the elder saints, some of whom had been at the...

Day 1 / Wedding Feast At Boarders’ Chapel

Mission has begun! The team met together at Shore Anglican School at 8:30am, ready for the first part of our week of mission, the boarders chapel. Following the standard of the teaching staff, our team dressed in keeping with the school aesthetic: men in chinos and...

Day 1 / The Gospel in Hong Kong

At our first Sunday with St. Andrew’s church in Kowloon, our team was spread across the different services throughout the day (4 English services, 1 Mandarin service, 2 Youth services, 2 Kids services, and a service at a sister church called Resurrection church in Sai...

Day 1 / The Joy of Evangelism

The Watsons Bay mission team began their first day of mission with an informative tour of the historical church grounds that have had a 150 year presence in the community. The tour concluded with the commencement of the 9:30am church service.  David Thompson commenced...

Day 1 / Nowruz Mubarak!

Happy Persian New Year!What better way to begin our mission than with a celebration of renewal?We began our day joining the local church at Auburn Anglican in worship. Immediately, we saw something of the vibrancy and diversity they enjoy weekly. Parked near the front...

Day 0 / Toward Tamworth…

Five hours. 410 kilometres. Fifteen team members. It was a long drive from Newtown to our destination. With just one stop at Singleton Square for lunch, we arrived as the sun was setting over the flat horizon. As the sun went down, we shared chicken skewers and...

DAY FIVE AND SIX // Events Galore

Friday and Saturday were stuffed full of events! After a morning of more door knocking, ESL class, playgroup and High School scripture, Friday afternoon began 24 hours of events! First up, St Phil's Caringbah hosted a mobile food pantry - a fortnightly event run by...

Mission Accomplished! (sort of)

It’s a now/not yet kind of thing 😉 Sunday saw our final day of official mission partnership with the churches in the Illawarra. We again went along to our host churches for the day, with a brief meeting together with the majority of the team in the afternoon at Kiama...

A Great Week in Bomaderry

We’ve just returned from an encouraging, exciting week in Bomaderry. We partnered with Bomaderry Anglican Church, a two congregation church full of kindness and gospel hospitality. Sean Heslehurst has served as the rector of the church since he began his exile from...

Introducing Jesus

Mark Drama @ Warrawong After a week of raising questions and listening to people’s opinion of who Jesus is, it was exciting to introduce people to the real Jesus.  Churches all throughout Wollongong combined to produce 10+ performances of the Mark Drama.  The Port...

DAY 7: See you later Culburra, Callala and Currarong!

The sad day has arrived when we had to say, see you later to Culburra, Callala and Currarong. We have been welcomed so graciously into these communities and we all felt at home, despite only being here for a week. It will be odd not to see the smiling faces that have...

DAY 5 and 6: Jesus is worthy of praise!

Scripture: On Friday we headed off to Callala Public School to run another scripture assembly about Easter. Again, we had children ranging from Kindergarten through to year 6. Captain Saviour returned to show again, proving that he is no comparison to the real super...

A Cross-Cultural Partnership

Our team had the privilege of observing the gospel partnership between St Peter’s Anglican Church Campbelltown and Macarthur Indigenous Church which began in 2011. Together these churches share land, some support structures, and a love for the Lord Jesus. At different...

Jesus is my Replacement

Our final day (Day 8) The Huskies spent the last day like we did the first. Meeting at church with God's people, and having lunch with the minister, Ray, in his home. Although it was similar in terms of content, it felt different. Before we were feeling unsure about...

Jesus is for Women

Day 7 Another busy day with myriad opportunities to serve awaited the team on Saturday. To kick things off, Kat was given the opportunity to speak at a women's breakfast. Her topic of ‘Jesus is for women’ was well received and the subject of good discussion throughout...

Meet the neighbours pt. II

Meeting the community (Day 7)   The Huskies rose early and headed to the local park near the church to setup a community engagement table. There was a park run starting at 8, and we wanted to get there early to set up to have maximum visibility as people got ready to...

The Rule of Three

I’ve heard it said that things work better when they come in a trio.  Well, it seems to be the way God operates, particularly on Day 6 of the South Wollongong mission. 3 English for Life students On Friday, 25 adult students came for a free 2 hour basic English lesson...

D A Y 5 + 6 | O P P O R T U N I T Y

Day 5 and 6 saw the carnival team pick up some additional opportunities in the Macarthur region. Day 5 took us to Eagle Vale to hear how the church there is trying to reach Claymore and Eagle Vale. On Friday we spent time in Ingleburn and Minto. Most of us hadn't...

DAY 4: Super Saviour to the Rescue!

Scripture: Today we went to Culburra Public Primary School to run a scripture assembly for the school. We had kids ranging from Kindergarten through to Year 6. It was such a joy to see so many faces looking forward to hearing about Jesus. The 4 of us prayed before...

Meet the neighbours!

Door-knocking the community (Day 6) The Huskies headed out to a new community development area, Bayswood, and met up with people from the church and our chaplain, Andrew Leslie. There were a few church members who lived in this community, but a large majority were...

Encouragement from Young and Old in Sutton Forest

Lucy had a fantastic morning praying with six other women at a regular prayer meeting in Bundanoon. They got to pray for evangelism in their own lives and across the Wollongong region, for their church family and for one another. Lucy was greatly encouraged by these...

Day 6 & 7 – divide and conquer (and rest)

After a marathon start to mission, day six and seven afforded the opportunity for some much needed rest. Half of our team had Friday as a rest-day, while the other half continued on with scripture seminars, walk-up, and the massive regional ‘Free to Be’ youth event...

Places of Prayer and Prostration

If you were in the Cousin Crew this week you would have the opportunity to get your inner tourist fix sorted. That’s to say; We were taken on 3 tours, some meet and greets, with your good ol’ fashioned Q&A times. But if you weren’t in the Cousin Crew then what are...

DAY 3: Jesus is a mystery to some

Today we headed out to Shoalhaven High School for Scripture. We were blessed to spend most of the day there and presented to one year 7 and two year 9 classes. All of us shared our testimonies, showing to the youth that God works in mysterious and unique ways. That...

Please Pray for Mittagong Today!

Here's some highlights from Tom, Dan, James and Erina who spent the week in Mittagong. If you are reading this in time, please be praying for the big family event being hosted by the church today (Saturday)! Tom went door-knocking with the Steve, one of the Assistant...

When one resident plants, another uproots…

It was simultaneously heartbreaking and heart-warming to be involved in ministries to some neglected parts of our community. Our Thursday/Friday in 6 Points We handed out gospels to commuters at train stations We ran our final three SRE assemblies We helped run Jesus...

DAY 2: Jesus is ……

Today the weather shifted and so did our activities. We travelled throughout Culburra visiting an Op-shop, IRT Retirement Village and a Skate Park! Op-Shop: Matt M and Leonie headed into Culburra to help out with the local Op-shop run by the church. It was such an...

The Heroic Husky Howls Again!

Final Day of SRE (Day 5) Greetings citizens! It is I, the noble Heroic Husky, taking over the duties of writing this blog post! My fan club, collectively known as "The Huskies" (Jack, Mellisa, James and Ryan), have been introducing many of the children in the local...

Aunty Jenny

I’d like to introduce you to Aunty Jenny. Aunty Jenny is an artist. She’s currently working on a series of paintings about her experience as part of the stolen generation. This is her story… Jenny was four years old when she was taken. Her mum wasn’t home at the time....

DAY FOUR // Clubs. Classes. Clergy.

Thursday was spent doing more walk up, leafletting and opportunities to attend chapel services. Here's our courageous team going out to chat to people in Kurnell: And then there were the clubs, classes and clergy. Clubs The morning started with breakfast club. St...

Jesus is__ Working in Shoalhaven

It has been a busy few days for our team! God has been good and given us many opportunities around churches and schools to share the good news. Here’s a brief snapshot! SCHOOLS: We’ve spent a lot of time in local high and public schools over the last few days. Praise...

Jesus is… alive and active on day five in the Illawarra!

It’s day five, and the weariness is beginning to show, particularly through bouts of laughter, which seem to be erupting even when there isn’t anything that is particularly funny... But, the team is in good spirits and are feeling thankful at the way we have been able...

Walk Up, Training and Evangelism

Walk up A team from Corrimal Anglican spent the morning today doing surveys in the local shopping centre and town. Admittedly, it was challenging however Brain Luong through determination and God's grace managed to have some great conversations. He spoke to Muslims....

Super Saviour!

Who is Jesus to a room full of primary school kids? He is their super saviour! Day 5 Today the Wollongong team primarily spent time at TIGS (The Illawarra Grammar School). We were given a wonderful opportunity to share with the students through drama, song, dance,...

DAY THREE // To All Generations

Our third day of mission* gave us opportunities to speak to those from all generations. Here are some highlights: Infants We were delighted to be at both Caringbah and Cronulla playgroups. We brought our own donkey along to Caringbah (pictured) and were extremely...

Work. Rest. Play.

Work The Gospel work continued on Day 4 in Wollongong.  It was hard to tell who was more encouraged: Jamie, who preached on John 10, “Jesus is our protector”, at the St Michael’s Friendship Service, or the lovely congregation of faithful mature saints.  One person...

Jesus in the Schools

Back to school! (Day 4) We spent all day at Vincentia High School today and got a good glimpse of ministry to non-Christian high-schoolers in the area. We met them at recess where we had "Chips and a chat", where Jack ran some games, James shared a short devotion and...

DAY 1: Welcome to sunny Culburra, Callala and Currarong!

Today our team of 4 were welcomed into a very hot and sunny Culburra! God’s breath-taking scenery along the way, was matched by the warm, generous and Godly spirit of the local congregations at Culburra, Callala and Currarong. We got a taste of ministry in the area,...

Days 3 and 4: Pancakes, milkshakes, donuts, and rest.

Day 4: The team enjoyed a relaxing rainy day off. Praise God for rest and pray that we will be energised to continue sharing God’s word in Wollongong. Day 3: While some of the team headed off to nursing homes, playgroups, and ESL classes, the rest of the team was...

Day #5 – Jesus is the WORD

Thursday began with Rachel and Ada joining in with the playgroup hosted at St Martin’s Anglican. We got to chat to several mothers and their kids. It’s an excellent outreach opportunity into the community. We got to sing some Colin Buchannan songs (10, 9, 8…God is...

DAY 3+4 | SURPRISES

It has been a busy few days for the Carnival team travelling around the area with our pop up kids carnival. Most significantly, we welcomed baby Elizabeth Marcia Ellen Joy Tyler into the world, two days (fashionably) late. When we pulled our team photos together for...

Bible Yarns Through Pictures

Stories are powerful. Stories of culture, personal stories, books, movies … the list goes on. We're completely surrounded by stories. As we've been involved with our Indigenous brothers and sisters here in the Macarthur region, the use of stories has stood out as...

Day #4 – Jesus is our rest

Wednesday is our time off and rest day. Who do we find our final rest in? Jesus offers us rest. “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find...

Jesus beats our greatest enemy

Dialogue Evangelism (Day 3) One of the new things the church tried as a part of this mission is dialogue evangelism in their growth groups. Mellisa went to the women's growth group in the morning with the brief to present, "What Christians believe about Jesus". The...

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